COVID-19: Bauchi state Government has lifted the restriction of movement of movement imposed in the state which was earlier schedule to commence from today.
The state deputy governor senator Baba Tela who is also the chairman task force committee on Corona Virus and Lassa fever response team disclosed this in a press conference held at the government house Bauchi, however said borders will remain closed for a period of 14 days to prevent carriers of the virus into the state.
Senator Baba Tela said the decision followed consultation with religious, traditional leaders, health professionals and security forces taken to cognizance that most people depends on their businesses to survive and that no palliative measures from the federal government.
He enjoined people of the state to maintain the Normal one point two metres spacing and avoid over crowding in mosques, churches, markets and other social ceremonies.
He appealed to traders who are taking advantage of the situation to increase prices of commodities to refrain from the act.
Baba Tela confirmed that out of the 99 samples teken, three have been confirmed positive and assured that two of the cases will be discharged soon.
The deputy governor also announced a donation of 1.800 personal protective kits with two ventilators from the Northeast Development Commission and 3.600 bags of rice from a rice mill company to the state government